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Tetrazolium Blue Chloride

used in colorimetric determination of reducing compounds

Synonym: 3,3′-(3,3′-Dimethoxy[1,1′-biphenyl]-4,4′-diyl)-bis(2,5-diphenyl-2H-tetrazolium) dichloride, 3,3′-Dianisole-4,4′-bis(3,5-diphenyltetrazolium chloride), BTC, Blue Tetrazolium chloride, TZ

  • CAS Number 1871-22-3

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C40H32Cl2N8O2

  • Molecular Weight 727.64

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 3894077

  •  EC Number 217-488-8

  •  MDL number MFCD00040933

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24900207

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InChI Key   MUUHXGOJWVMBDY-UHFFFAOYSA-L
mp   255 °C (dec.) (lit.)

Description

Application

Tetrazolium blue chloride (BTC) is a colorless tetrazolium compound that upon reduction forms a colored diformazan. The reactivity has been applied to the analysis of reducing compounds including the nanomolar detection of reducing sugars and carbidopa and methyldopa. BTC has been used for histological staining of mouse coronal brain sections and rat brain sections. In combination with 4-nitrocatechol, tetrazolium blue chloride forms a ternary complex with molybdenum(VI) for extraction and spectrophotometric determination of molybdenum. It has also been used to stain Francisella tularensis cells for tularemic microagglutination test.

Packaging

1, 5, 10, 25 g in glass bottle

Safety & Documentation

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NONH for all modes of transport
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Certificate of Analysis

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